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Hardware Fermi Testing Update

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 31 Mar 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Thanks for the update! ;)
     
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    tank_rider New Member

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    This is why I read Bit-Tech over other places, you guys really care that the info you are providing is correct and holds water :) Good work guys.
     
  4. cjoyce1980

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    looking at this, ATI card seems to be more constant staying around the 60fps mark.

    it would be interesting to see the GPU load of each card as this might be a driver control foring the game to play around the 60fps mark.

    just a thought anyway
     
  5. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    just so you know :)

    (from the first paragraph)
     
  6. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    GRRRRRRR

    :p
     
  7. Bursar

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    Useful. Now throw the 5870 2GB into the mix and see if a larger frame buffer helps :)
     
  8. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Thanks for the update Bit!
     
  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    +1

    also, it's surprising to see GTX480 dropping in frame rates when gone to Dx11. is it because the Polymorph Tessellation Engine taking up the shader resources?
    but GTX480 did so well in the Heaven tessellation benchmark.
     
  10. Scootiep

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    QFT! I have always trusted Bit-Tech's testing methods far more than other sites. Their dedication to accuracy is second to none.
     
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    +1 ! :D
     
  12. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It doesn't, at least not at 1,920 x 1,200 with 4xAA and 16xAF we've used here - identical results when I ran a quick checkup.

    The 2GB is designed for super high resolutions (hence the eyefinity edition) and you likley won't see improvements below 2560x1600. We've got a full review coming though, with testing at Eyefinity resolutions, so look out for it.
     
  13. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Here's the reason so many other reviewers are reaching different conclusions: Intel Core i7-965 processor (3.2GHz: 133MHz x 24), some of your benchmarks are CPU limited, sites that use overclocked testing systems tend to show the GTX400s in a better light. Chances are that it is the 133 base clock that's holding things back.
     
  14. Guest-16

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    Yea but on the other hand - how many people can afford a Core i7? And not everyone can or will overclock - and to what degree of overclock? It introduces many variables and we should review components for what they actually are. :)
     
  15. javaman

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    Was gonna ask, whats causing that hit to performance when the x16 AF is addeded? is it lack on memory, poor design or bad drivers?
     
  16. Instagib

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    couldn't of said it better myself.
     
  17. Bursar

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    That's the million dollar question I want answered. I'm about to jump to an eyefinity setup (3x 1920x1200), so will I see any benefit from the extra memory, or should I save the cash?

    The initial reviews I've read indicate that at the res I'm looking at, there is no real difference between the 1GB and 2GB cards. But more reviews to help me make my purchasing decision are always welcome, so I hope the BT review appears soon :)
     
  18. javaman

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    Would be nice to throw crossfire into the mix then. Also wonder what processor is needed to drive cards too.
     
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    I just wanted to say, you guys are awesome.
     
  20. Autti

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    Thanks bit-tech, as others have already said, the fact that you bother to update us with more information is a true credit to the depth of your reporting.
     
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